What’s your Game Plan for Winning in Online Marketing?
To win at the Olympics or in any sporting event, there has to be a plan. There has to be a plan of what exercises to do; when to work out; who to have as a coach, etc. The same applies to us in network marketing and Internet marketing. We have to have a plan of what we’re doing and how we’re going to do it.
What’s your plan for success? How do you plan to be where you want to be in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years? Here are some simple tips that may help you get your plan in place and achieve the success you want to have. That is if you do want success. I hope you do and I’d love to see you succeed in your online business.
Here are some simple tips to help you with your Winning Game Plan.
1. Know your WHY?
Why are you doing this stuff anyway? Why put all this effort into starting and running a business? What’s your real reason? Do you want time freedom? Do you want financial freedom? Are you tired of wondering if the next pay check will cover your bills? Are you wanting to have extra money to give to a charity? What’s your reason for all this?
Unless you know your WHY and remind yourself of it regularly, it will be easy to forget the importance of putting time into your business. It will be easy to allow yourself to watch your TV when you should be writing your blog.
Know your Why!
2. Develop your Game Plan.
Build your game plan. What tools will you use in your business? How will you use the tools? How often will you work the tools? What kind of team will you build?
Now that you know your why; You need to plan out the what, how, when and who of your game plan. Decide what main tools you’ll work with; Facebook, Blogging, Twitter, etc. Plan out how often and when you’ll work those tools. Will you write a blog every day, or 3 times a week, etc? What works for you. Keep in mind that the more you work your plan the faster things will grow for you, but be realistic for your life.
Who, or what type of people will you bring into your team? Will you focus your attention on business owners, start ups, etc?
Develop your Winning Game Plan.
3. Work Wisely.
Be smart in what you spend your time on. It’s easy to spend hours searching for tips and information on how to do this or that. It’s easy to keep listening to seminars and trainings. It’s easy to get caught up learning html (for some of us, anyway) or working to tweak your web site to look just right.
You need to spend time on your business and work hard on what you do, but you need to also work smart. If you’re using blogging, for example as your main tool, it is probably smarter to spend time writing a blog, rather than tweaking your site to look just right. I don’t mean leave your site looking shabby, but balance what is most important at the time.
Be smart with your time. Work wisely!
4. Learn your game.
We just implied don’t spend all your time studying and learning; but on the flip side, you do need to learn your business. Read related material in blogs, articles, books, etc so you become the best you can be at what you are doing. Follow the experts in the business and learn from the gurus. This is critical to your success. As with everything, have balance. But learn your business. Continually grow in knowledge about online marketing.
Learn about business success!
5. Be Yourself!
Putting yourself out there for the world to see can be a scary thing for some. Writing your thoughts out for others to read can bring negative feedback, but don’t let it bother you. Be yourself, be real. People will appreciate getting to know you better as they read your material and appreciate you for what your share. That is if you share useful, helpful stuff that others can use and appreciate.
Don’t try to put on a show of something that you are not. Just be yourself. Be friendly. Be someone others would want to follow.
6. Have Fun!
Online marketing be really fun! You meet a lot of friendly people who what to see you succeed. You meet some interesting characters and some really neat people.
It’s fun to learn the business and then share what you learn with others. Often you’ll learn something new and think, wow, why didn’t I think of that; Or wow, I need to share that with others; every internet marketer needs to learn about that. It’s fun to see your thoughts put into words for others to see and learn from.
It’s a business, but it’s a fun business. Have Fun!
7. Don’t Give UP!
Winston Churchill once said “Never Give In. Never Give In. Never Give In.” I can’t put it much better. Business success is achievable for you; YES YOU! It won’t necessarily be easy; it will take some sacrifice of your time and efforts. But it is achievable!
NEVER GIVE UP!
Here’s to your Winning Game Plan Success!
Jerry D Ross
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